How many words are there for love?
The Greeks; they knew the score.
Four main words, and more than nine more.
There’s Agape: The gods favour you above another.
There’s Phileo: The affection between sister and brother.
There’s Eros: I love you with every inch of me.
There’s Stergo: you are my child, you are the best of me.
All these words to mean I care. I listen. A version of me exists only for you.
Don’t leave me. Don’t silence me. Don’t kill the part of me within you.